Orangeman pick up a big one in Alexander

Heading into the season, College of the Canyons OT Louiszell Alexander (6-5, 310) was one of the top line prospects on the west coast. He got plenty of recruiting attention during the season, but after visiting Syracuse this past weekend he decided to go ahead and commit to the school where his heart was and to make his intentions known...

"Going up (to Syracuse) I really wanted to commit, but I wasn't sure I wanted to do it while I was there or not," Alexander told "After I got up there and saw the program up close and got a feel for the coaches and the players, I knew it was the right thing to do.

"I talked to my mom about it and she said I should just do what I wanted to do and if my heart was there to commit, so I did. I committed to them."

Besides his offer from Syracuse, Alexander also had offers from New Mexico State, Oregon and UCLA and was getting heavy interest from Washington, San Diego State, Miami, Iowa State, Arizona State, Auburn and several other programs.

"I'm going to visit New Mexico State this coming weekend because I already had that set up, but I'm committed to Syracuse for sure," Alexander said.

The talented line prospect is a player that started every game the past two years and he's versatile enough to play almost anywhere along the line.

"I can play on either side, it really doesn't matter to me," Alexander said. "I have quick feet and good technique so I'm a good pass-blocker and that's probably what I am best at, but I've been working really hard on my run-blocking this summer, in the weight room and in all the drills I am running this summer. It's been all about footwork, positioning and being explosive and I think it's going to make me that much more effective this year."

Alexander had hoped to be able to enroll in January, but things didn't work out so he said he expects to sign in February and he'll have three years to play two once he arrives.

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